The Children’s Play Ground- Jan 27-2014-International Holocaust Remembrance Day

When Rachel Wept- Hague- Photograph by susan sheldon nolen

In Holland, in the Hague, there is a play ground. A candle sits within the circle of climbing chairs. A ghost playground for the children who would never climb these chairs. On each chair, climbing up to heaven are inscribed the name of a child. Surely we must promise to these children and to those in the future..never again.

Photograph of the children's playground by susan sheldon nolen

This monument created by the artists Eric de Vries and Sara Benhamou is located in the childrens playground of the Rabbijn Maarsenplein in The Hague.  Originally there were seven chairs…but one was stolen.

About susan sheldon nolen

It’s rare to catch me without coffee, a form of camera, or my beloved wire fox terriers. I love the history, the art, and it’s a massive part of my life, as I either paint, write, or get interrupted by my dogs, reminding me of the real world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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4 Responses to The Children’s Play Ground- Jan 27-2014-International Holocaust Remembrance Day

  1. Unbelievable that someone would steal one of these chairs! So very poignant

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